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Tim has always exceeded previous clients' expectations: let him do the same for you!

these reviews are from non-wedding events - BIRTHDAYs, ANNIVERSARies, parties ETC.

Tim has played at all kinds of events and functions, including 3 large-scale garden parties by a prominent figure in the public eye.  He prides himself on his flexibility and is happy to follow your instructions to the letter; he's delighted to have received such favorable comments, as below.

INDIVIDUAL CELEBRATIONS AND OTHER EVENTS

Tim - kind of you to email and thank you. The afternoon was a great success and you played a key part in that. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed themselves and your music set the scene perfectly. Thank you especially for your kindness to our two girls and for indulging them (and secretly me!) with Frozen songs, we really appreciated that. See you in the future.  Prominent Public Figure - details withheld (Large Garden Party) 2015 & 2016

Thank you for a wonderful evening for Jed’s 60th party at Mario’s Ristorante in Bacup last month. Everyone enjoyed the evening and the saxophone was a brilliant accompaniment and addition to our celebration. Contacting you was easy - even though I was anxious to keep it a surprise for Jed until the night, and your playlist was so extensive, spoilt for choice, but I’m sure all enjoyed the variety of music and though they were tunes I thought Jed would like, there was something for everyone. I hope you can add this to your web site and anybody who is thinking of something a bit different for their celebration might be encouraged to contact you ! Thanks once again!  Brenda Garside 2017

Hi Tim, Many thanks once again, you were great. Definitely will recommend you!                                                                           Nick Edwards, Gatsby-themed Birthday Party 2017

On Sunday July 30th Cleckheaton Cricket Club held their own version of ‘Yorkshire Day’ with Tim Clarke playing guests in to the function room with his array of brilliant tunes and pleasant chat that added to the ambience of the day. Many guests commented on how they enjoyed Tim's playing of an instrument that certainly ‘wows’ the audience – and Cleckheaton’s guests were extremely impressed! Many thanks again, Kevin.                                                                                                         Kevin Mitchell, Cleckheaton Cricket Club (Charity Dinner) 2017

Thank u a fabulous night had by all!! Caroline xx   Extremely well enjoyed evening by customers and staff!!  Joe            Caroline Ingram (landlady), Joe Wilkinson (barman) at King's Arms, Haworth (Jazz Evening) 2017

Thanks to Tim Clarke for a great night of wonderful music, everyone really enjoyed it thanks Tim. Also for providing music for national anthem and regiment march. Mary.                                                                                                                                  Mary Bell, Duke of Wellington's Regiment Regimental Association (Regimental Dinner) 2017

Tim, Thanks for your music at our party on the 29th. It was a splendid evening topped by your saxophone, everyone was full of praise for you even the Nolan fans! Once again Tim thanks for everything. Paul Ellison.                                                          Paul Ellison (70th Birthday Party) 2017

Hi Tim, It was a lovely service. Forget to ask you to join us for lunch, so so sorry,  head was everywhere last week. You played beautifully, thank you, it broke me on the way in. Everyone commented on how beautiful it was and a lovely tribute, so again thank you. Much love and best regards, Nicola. Nicola Brear (Father's Funeral Service) 2017

You were very good on the evening easy to negotiate with and made our dad's 60th birthday very special thank you Tim Thank you.  Leno Massimo (60th Birthday Party) 2016

Dear Tim Just a note to thank you for playing for us last Saturday at our diamond wedding anniversary party. Our guests really enjoyed your music which added a lovely atmosphere to the event. Thank you also for being so flexible with your timings as it was necessary to play it by ear and fit in with speeches etc. A big 'well done' and thank you from Arthur and all our family. Kindest Regards, Marlene.  Marlene & Arthur Sharkey (Diamond Wedding Anniversary) 2016

Dear Tim, Thanks for a great night on Saturday.Catherine and I couldn't have been more pleased.What a fabulous job you did for us,everyone was very impressed  and complimentary about you and your music,we couldn't have had a better night if we had booked the Rolling Stones.  Many thanks Tim. Paul and Catherine.  Paul Ellison (Wife's 70th Birthday Party)

Thank you for playing at the 70th Birthday celebrations. It was much appreciated and everybody had a great time. He particularly enjoyed listening to O Cara Mio and the clarinet playing. Warm Regards, Clare  Clare Lilley, Auckland, New Zealand (Father's 70th Birthday)

Tim - a massive Thanks  to you for performing JAZZ Music at our Sons 40th  Birth Day Party and making our perfect day extra special! Everyone is still talking about how great our entertainment was. You can certainly belt out the Jazz tunes but it was your humour and personality that made the atmosphere amazing! Also Thank you so much for taking charge of the day and doing the announcements for us without us having to ask you really did exceed our expectations of just performing! No doubt some of our friends and family will want to book you in the future so we will get to see you again! All the best Tim! From Vinnee and Family  (My son and his wife from Kent ). Beryl and Alan next door neighbour have send you very special and very warm regards and they enjoyed your Jazz very much that evening. They have just come back from Caribbean Cruise.  Vinnee and Family hired Tim Clarke to play JAZZ for their Sons 40th.  We all had tremendous time - GOOD JAZZ MUSIC - GOOD FOOD - AND NOT TO MENTION DRINKS.  Vinrod (Vinnee) Patel (Son's 40th Birthday Party/Family Reunion)

Thank you so much for today, you were amazing, I could just hear you with the windows down! My brother would have loved it. I am sorry I didn't get chance to have a chat with you but it was great meeting you as brief as it was.
Again Tim thank you so much for making his send off so special. Kelly  Kelly Sweet (Brother's Funeral)

Hi Tim,  Thanks you were great! Many of our guests, including a musician who used to play with Roy Orbison, said you were great so well done.  The weather didn't spoil it in the end. Thanks for entertaining them in the marquee during the storm!  Mick Fowler (Parents-in-Law's 30th Wedding Anniversary)

I booked Tim Clarke for my dad's 60th. He arrived promptly and everyone enjoyed his performance for 2 hours. A real highlight of the night and would recommend him to anyone wishing for a professional sax player for their wedding / event...  Chris Booth MD Ducati Manchester & other Ducati dealerships (Father's 60th Birthday)

Tim played at our house party on 20th June. As it was a fine evening Tim was able to set up in the garden. The music was fantastic and the guests were delighted. I would recommend him.  Marisa Lloyd (House Party)

To Tim, I would like to thank you for helping to make my Retirement Party at the Cavendish Pavilion a great success and a night I will never forget. Soft background music initially contributed to a warm relaxed atmosphere, with lively pieces after the meal tempting people to get up and dance. The fact that you had encouraged me to choose my favourites from your extensive playlist meant that I was aware throughout the evening of pieces that meant something to me personally. Since the party I have had lots of very positive feedback from all our friends who thoroughly enjoyed themselves, with lots of favourable comments about your contribution. I would like to wish you all the best for the future. Alison Britland.                 Dr Alison Britland (Retirement Party)

I want to email you and say how much we enjoyed your music, there was lots of comments of how much our guests had enjoyed it, Terry and I certainly did, some of the pieces you played were so nice, so familiar, made me tearful but then I am a big softy. One thing I did appreciate was that it wasn't too loud, on so many occasions we attend you just cannot have a conversation as the music just takes over, but I found I was quietly listening to the music as well as chatting to people - perfect. Many many thanks for making our day special. Anne Hilton (Golden Wedding)

Dear Tim We just wanted to thank you very much for playing the music for our Golden Wedding party, the tunes you played were just right for the occasion and a lot of people commented on how much they had enjoyed listening to you and also it was not too loud so those who wanted to chat could do so without shouting at each other !!! Sorry not more people got up to dance think they were all too busy talking. If ever we decide to have another party we would definitely ask you to play and we will recommend you to our friends and anyone looking for a musician. Angela. Angela Thornton (Golden Wedding)

Tim Clarke played for us at our son's Silver Wedding Anniversary party in front of an audience of approximately 200 people. He played on saxophone and clarinet a programme of modern, traditional and classic music, all of which were greatly enjoyed by his audience. Tim is very flexible in the type of music he can play according to the wishes of the organisers of an event, but all his music is played in a very professional and entertaining manner. I would not hesitate to recommend Tim Clarke to anyone wishing to 'spice up' their event with music. Marlene Sharkey (Silver Wedding)

Yes we all enjoyed the evening (my wife's 50th birthday). Buon Apps is a great restaurant venue and listening to your sax playing was an excellent way to end the evening. Everyone commented on how much they enjoyed it and how they appreciated having live music at such an event. Thanks again for making it a memorable evening. Paul Davies (50th Birthday Party)

Hi Tim .. Thank you for making John's birthday so special you were fantastic !! Can't wait to have another party so you can play !! Everyone enjoyed your playing and said how great you are. Thank you so much for been a part and making it so special. Sally P x Sally Patefield (50th Birthday Party)

The music was ALIVE! It added dimension to our 21st "Great Gatsby" party. Tim went out of his way to prepare the playlist, cover traditional Swing hits and moved the tempo up a few gears to get people up and dancing after the meal. Great attention to detail which resulted in a wonderful atmosphere. A fantastic success. Susan Higson (21st Birthday party)

Thank you Tim!! Your playing was an absolute pleasure and you were a dream to work with. Thank you very much for all your hard work!! You've got the top spot on our recommendation list!! :D  Eleni Nicolaou (16th Birthday Party)

Just to say that Tim Clarke performed for me at my recent 50th birthday bash, he played the clarinet and the saxophone, both brilliantly, and was well appreciated and enjoyed by all my guests. I would book for him to play again in the future and will recommend him to friends in the future. Jeanette Matthews Jeanette Matthews (50th Birthday Party)

An absolute massive THANK YOU Tim for providing the musical entertainment at our son's christening. You made the afternoon adding that 'special something' only a live musician can. You gave us a large repertoire to select from and even played mine and my husbands song (fly me to the moon) so that we could have a dance. We all enjoyed the magical touch you gave the reception and your friendliness made the whole afternoon feel like we were all one big happy family bringing all groups together in the way only music can. Thank you again. Donna Briggs (Christening)

Thank you Tim for taking the time to play the saxophone at Ireland Bridge, Bingley for my father's funeral. Everyone was really moved by it and thought it was a nice touch as it sounded lovely in the background. To anyone who likes Jazz I would not hesitate to recommend Tim for their event.  Christine Heseltine (Funeral)

VENUES, CARE HOMES, CORPORATE etc.

Tim, what an absolute pleasure, you got it spot on! Thank you so much. Will let you know when our next celebration is.     Jane X   Jane Ambruzzese, Opening Event for new business

Hi Tim, What a wonderful evening everyone had at the Roughlee Ball. Your playing a broad choice of music was a huge success. I've had a lot of compliments on your behalf. You are definitely "The Sax Man". Here's to seeing you next year. Thanks again x  Gillian Dawson, Organiser, Roughlee Annual Glitter Ball, Lancashire

Hi Tim, I just wanted to write to say a huge thank you for kindly donating your time to play for us at the Oaks boutique. The charity evening was a great success and I think this was mainly created by the fantastic music you played for us. It created a lovely atmosphere and everyone really enjoyed it. You was again professional as always, (you played at my sister's wedding too).I will look forward to seeing you again sometime soon.  Thank you again, take care!  Sharon.  Sharon Readshaw, Charity Evening, Ilkley

Thank you to Tim for playing some great music at our charity hog roast yesterday, our customers were treated to a afternoon of foot tapping quality music.  Andrew Emsely, The Princess Pub, Rawdon, Leeds

Hello Tim, I just wanted to take the time to thank you for coming to Abbeyfield Ilkley on Wednesday 10th June and supporting our Summer Open Day. We raised a fantastic total of £560 and you being here helped contribute towards raising that amount. This money will be put to the Residents€™ Amenities Fund which is used to arrange future events and outings for our residents. Kind Regards, Zoe  Zoe McKenzie, Events Co-ordinator (Abbeyfield Ilkley)

Here at the swadford centre in skipton to celebrate my one year anniversary as manager Tim once again got the place buzzing with his amazing saxophone playing I can thoroughly recommend Tim for any occasion as his play list covers everyone's tastes if your having a party or a wedding reception book Tim you will not be disappointed ...    And he's such a nice man x   Caren Lee, Manager, Swadford Centre, Skipton

Dear Tim, A thank you for Saturday night, everyone thoroughly enjoyed the entire evening  and are looking forward to the next. I will be in touch to arrange another date later. I do appreciate that you must be extremely busy as people here cannot sing your praises enough and I am sure a lot more people will feel the same.  Joan Hawkins  (Pensioners' Party)

Thank you for helping us make New Year's Eve a success & a night to remember. In terms of the entertainment yourself really helped to create a party atmosphere & it turned out to be a really good night. We'll be in touch about any future dates to play as and when they crop up.  Elena Sofia & Alessandro.  Buon Apps Ristorante, Otley

I am happy to recommend Mr. Tim Clarke. Tim plays an enjoyable and varied programme when he entertains our residents on his monthly visits to The Gables. Tim is popular with our residents and they look forward to him playing for them. Rachael Blackburn, Activities Co-Ordinator.  The Gables Nursing Home, Silsden

Tim has been performing at Croft house for around 18 months now. He is a very personable chap who plays the saxophone, clarinet etc. The residents enjoy it as it can be both Jazz based or mellow. Tim interacts with the residents well and they like him. He does encourage some audience participation and has never let us down. If you require any more help please do not hesitate to get in touch.  Giles Bateman - Manager, Croft House Nursing Home, Eastburn, Keighley

Anybody looking for something unique and enjoyable for their occasion or wedding needs to look no further than Tim! He was kind enough to donate his time to a recent charity dinner I hosted in aid of Manorlands hospice. His performances were enjoyed by all and were the perfect addition to the evening! He is a friendly, approachable and genuine person and I would not hesitate to book him again! Infact, if I ever get married (we will see) I did say that I would want Tim their on my special day! Thank you again Tim for your generosity and I commend you on your talents! Emma Hudson, Manager, The 3 Acres Country Inn, Keighley

All of our guests without exception thoroughly enjoyed the sax music. Tim was very friendly & more than willing to accommodate any requests that the guests could come up with. Lindsay Mueller, Weddings & Events Manager,  Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton

Your entertainment was much appreciated, everyone enjoyed it and we thank you very much. The party was very successful. A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Roy G Aldread, CEO, Skipton & Craven Action for Disability

The Sax Man brought our company's anniversary party to life creating a great atmosphere and the guests loved him. The Team, Coffee Care, Skipton

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